Archive for April, 2009
Okay! Feeling a little more, um, un-zombie-ish at this point. Yesterday was a full day at Animal Kingdom, and today was the same at EPCOT, but both days we had naps sometime in the afternoon — which is good because this morning we went to bed somewhat absurdly close to the time we were scheduled to get up. The night before, however, despite getting up yesterday at an hour at which I have been more commonly known to be going to bed, we went to bed so (understandably) early that I felt almost coherent within an hour or so of getting up. This is the first time I have been simultaneously in the room and not asleep (or, well, I guess, otherwise occupied…) since we’ve gotten here. At this point I feel like I may have to designate a blog-catch up period. :)
On that note, it’s not actually going to be now, lol. We’re just returning from a spectacular day at EPCOT, and I imagine Rick will want to post at some point some of the magnificent pictures he took yesterday at the marvelous Animal Kingdom (I now understand your enthusiasm, Kristina!), but right now I think we’re going to head to the pool before once again catapulting into bed. Despite the magic of naps, it does seem it might behoove us to move sleep up a bit on the priority list (actually putting it on there might be a start).
Before I go I’ll tell you about our fabulous room though. It’s pirate-themed (which reminds me of some of Donna‘s descriptions of the Japanese Love Hotels), and Rick did a very nice job photographing it last night before and around my making it look somewhat like a shipwreck had actually taken place there. As you can see, our room has beds that are in boats, a refrigerator in a barrel, and dresser drawers that look like wooden cargo boxes. It also has another smaller treasure chest dresser and a giant pirate flag curtain in front of the closet area. And our comforter has a gold and gemstone treasure on it. (I’m staying in a hotel room with emeralds on the bedspread. ;))
All right, we’re off to the pool/hot tub in our resort now. Tomorrow is Magic Kingdom, and then I suspect the schedule will slow down a bit. We’ve technically already been to all four major theme parks at WDW now, though we’d like to spend more time at at least a couple of them. So there should be more to come from both of us soon. :)
Have a beautiful night (or, as they say here, a magical one)!
Walt Disney World Diversional Extravaganza — Installment 1
It’s now the terribly late hour of 10:30PM and we’re exhausted. Emerald is already sawing logs after spending the last 4 hours doing her impression of a zombie. It’s pretty good… you should see it.
Neither of us slept at all the day before our trip. Our flight left early and moved us a few hundreds of miles south where we then got checked into our room, took a bus around the resort, saw a few families that had had way, way to much Disney time and finally concluded that after almost 30 hours of no sleep, it was time to hit the parks.
We went to the Magic Kingdom first. We hadn’t eaten in about 12 hours, so Emerald ate a turkey leg while I sipped a sparkling cola beverage. There’s something sexy about a woman brandishing a meat club and bearing into it full bore. Enough of that though… time for rides!
We arrived at the Magic Kingdom a little before 3PM and did the following:
Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin- It’s like a laser shooting gallery meets disco rave festival… with Tim Allen.
The Mad Tea Party Teacup Ride- Emerald started screaming because my goal was to see if I could spin us fast enough to actual get our cup to fly off the ride. I slowed down and played nice… for the moment.
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- I think Jerry Garcia rode this when he wrote Casey Jones.
The Haunted Mansion- I’m a big special effects geek and know how they do all the tricks on this ride… and I promptly bored Emerald to tears by sharing all of that information with her over the course of it.
Pirates of the Caribbean- It’s pirates, man… ’nuff said.
By then it was 4.30PM and we decided, instead of taking a nap, to head over to Disney’s Hollywood Studio Park. It took us an hour to get there… juggling the monorail, buses and alpaca caravan we had to take to get to the place.
By then, Emerald was woozy from hungry and very sleepy. I was completely gassed as well, but I knew I could push it a bit more before I collapsed on a toddler.
We ate a meal of sorts at the ABC Commissary… aka cheapo diner place. (If $25 for a sandwich, apple slices, some fried fish and fries with a coke is cheap.) Both of us we very tired and contemplated sleeping there, but I decided (what can I say… I’m the Decider!) we should do two rides and then call it a day.
We did something called Ride the Movies… which basically allows you to sit in thing that takes you through some famous movie scenes. It was low activity and we both loved that it required no effort. After that Emerald was walking around with her eyes closed so I took her over to ride the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. She got to sleep while standing in line and during the “warm up” parts of the ride but then was promptly awakened by being thrown down a haunted elevator shaft. In hindsight, maybe it wasn’t a good idea to jar her in her weary state… it was kinda like yelling “BOO!” at someone on drugs… it seemed like a good idea at the time.
After that we both glided back to a bus which took us back to our room. I think Emerald tried to do something constructive at that point but I don’t know… I passed out immediately.
I woke up after a bit and we went and got a pizza and some beverages. She’s now sleeping comfortably next to me, and I’ll be joining her shortly.
We’re up early tomorrow for a visit to see the legendary beasts of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Heading to the airport now for our direct flight to Orlando and a week in Walt Disney World!
This trip has been planned for so long, I can hardly believe it’s here. Mr. Rick Write and I are really looking forward to reporting back this week from the world of Walt Disney! I seem to be all packed (including having my copy of The Mile High Club: Plane Sex Stories ready to go for in-transit reading), and since I haven’t remembered yet anything I’ve forgotten to pack or do in preparation, at this point I feel (possibly blissfully ignorantly) ready to go.
Which is good, because it’s time to do just that! Namaste.
-from Peter Pan
Swing! Adventures in Swinging by Today’s Top Erotica Writers has been officially released today, April 24th, by Logical-Lust Publications and is available now on the brand new Logical-Lust website!
A Swing! release party is being held at the Logical-Lust yahoo group from midday until midnight Eastern time today. Stop by to celebrate with Swing! authors, editor Jolie du Pre, and Logical-Lust Publications!
I am not only honored that my story “What We Do” is included in Swing!, I am also really looking forward to reading the rest of the anthology — I have found the excerpts offered so far along the blog tour hot, gorgeous, and intriguing, and I can hardly wait to get my copy and devour them all in full!
Care to join me? ;)
Seth swallowed. There was silence for several seconds as I held his gaze.
“Yes,” he answered finally.
-from “What We Do” (Swing! may be purchased here!)
Folks using IE will have noticed that my introductory posting to the site caused the site to gag. There was some dorky XHTML that came along when I copied it out of Word. It has been fixed and shouldn’t be a problem in the future.